Colonial shutters have traditionally been made of wood, but newer, more sturdy options are made of aluminum. They are a beautiful addition to any home and come in many different design options. Colonial shutters are perfect for accenting your tropical Florida home, no matter what architectural style. Our hurricane shutter company is proud to install high quality, durable Colonial shutters.
Colonial hurricane shutters are hinged along the vertical edges of windows and openings. When it’s time to hurricane-proof your home, they are quick and easy to deploy and offer solid protection. The shutters meet in the middle when closed to provide a protective covering. Storm bars are then installed over the shutters to ensure they are secure.
When not in use, Colonial hurricane shutters rest open to each side of the window or door, secured by pins, and add charm and character to your home.
Colonial hurricane shutters can be powder-coated to match any paint color and make a lovely addition to many types of Florida home.
Colonial shutters have been used for centuries to protect homes from excessive heat and cold, adverse weather, and hurricanes. They are some of the most stylish and versatile shutters and provide long-lasting beauty as well as protection when hurricane season hits.
If you’re not sure which hurricane shutters are best for your home, give us a call. We’re available for a free in-home consultation and would be happy to help you choose hurricane shutters that:
Colonial shutters have an average price of $20-$30 per square foot. Of course, price depends upon the materials used to manufacture the shutter, the quality of the materials, the size of the window to be protected, the style of shutters chosen, and installation costs.
To protect your home from hurricane damage using Colonial hurricane shutters:
After our crew of expert hurricane shutter installers puts up your Colonial shutters, you can expect about 45-minutes to an hour of time to hurricane-proof your home. Windows on upper levels of the home will require a ladder to secure the shutters with the storm bar.
Before the next hurricane season arrives, it’s important to check your Colonial shutters for proper function and do a bit of preventive maintenance. Here’s how to maintain your Colonial shutters through another hurricane season:
The National Hurricane Center recommends putting up your hurricane shutters when a hurricane watch is issued for your area.
In Volusia county, hurricane shutters need to be removed from the home no later than November 30th each year. The end of November marks the end of peak hurricane season.
Every city has its own codes and ordinances regarding hurricane shutters. Some require hurricane coverings to be removed within 72 hours of a “storm event”. Homeowners associations may also impose their own regulations regarding hurricane shutters. Follow the rules of the most specific governing sources. For example, a homeowners association’s rules supersede the rules of your city. If you do not have a HOA, then follow the rules of your city. If the city in which you live does not have regulations regarding the removal of hurricane shutters, then follow county codes.
However, the best advice for removing storm shutters comes from the fire department. Fire safety officials recommend removing hurricane coverings from your home as soon as the weather is clear and tropical storm conditions have passed. Blocked off windows and doors limit escape routes from the home in case of fire or emergency.
Keep your family safe and remove hurricane coverings as soon as possible.
The best hurricane shutters:
In other words, the best hurricane shutters depend upon factors unique to you and your needs. We’d love the opportunity to create the right storm protection solution for your home or business. So call today!
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